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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Alease B. Armistead / November 29, 2012
Alease B. Armistead, age 65 of Nathalie, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 in South Boston. She was the daughter of the late Lee Grant Boyd and Sallie Stewart Boyd. She was preceded in death by three brothers, George Palmer, Thomas Boyd, and Ronnie Lee Boyd.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Terry; son, MacArthur Lewis; grandson, Bruce Terry, Jr. “BJ”, all of Nathalie; sister, Dorothy Mae Boyd of Nathalie; brother, Bradshaw (Nancy) Palmer of Ft. Washington, MD; aunts, Rebecca Lane and Sallie Boyd, both of Nathalie; sisters-in-law, Vernester Boyd and Mary Boyd of Nathalie; goddaughters, Patricia Lindsey and Rengia Hargrove; devoted cousins, Linda Miller, Lucille Anderson, Elizabeth Hunt; close friend, Evon Stovall; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. at the Republican Grove Baptist Church in Nathalie with interment in the church cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Brookneal.

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